Octopus Garden Preschool

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972-234-6286

1075 Executive Dr E

Richardson, TX

75081

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My son loves his this Pre school! We put him in Octopus Garden after a bad experience with another school, The Richardson Learning Center. Everyday at Rich Learning Center he would cry, and I felt horrible because the teachers just didn't seem like they cared. His first day at Octopus Garden I cried and Mrs. Carol gave me a big hug and made me feel so good about leaving him with them. He didn't cry at all because as soon as he got there Mrs. Jessica (another VERY good teacher) scooped him right up gave him lots of hugs and introduced him to everyone. Now he is leaving the big boy class at Pre K with Crystal (who he loves!) and we are sad to go to big boy school. Aside from the great teachers and caring staff, they have wonderful lesson plans that we get every week, that tells us what he is learning specifically every day. ( the other school did not have anything like that.) They have a great healthy lunch that smells delicious every time you walk in. Not mini corn dogs and pizza bites everyday. Like the other schools we looked at. My husband and I are pregnant again and we aren't worried at all about leaving her with them when I have to go back to work. Seriously, the best school, best staff, best everything all around! I would gave 10 stars but there's only 5 to give!

5
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My son loves his this Pre school! We put him in Octopus Garden after a bad experience with another school, The Richardson Learning Center. Everyday at Rich Learning Center he would cry, and I felt horrible because the teachers just didn't seem like they cared. His first day at Octopus Garden I cried and Mrs. Carol gave me a big hug and made me feel so good about leaving him with them. He didn't cry at all because as soon as he got there Mrs. Jessica (another VERY good teacher) scooped him right up gave him lots of hugs and introduced him to everyone. Now he is leaving the big boy class at Pre K with Crystal (who he loves!) and we are sad to go to big boy school. Aside from the great teachers and caring staff, they have wonderful lesson plans that we get every week, that tells us what he is learning specifically every day. ( the other school did not have anything like that.) They have a great healthy lunch that smells delicious every time you walk in. Not mini corn dogs and pizza bites everyday. Like the other schools we looked at. My husband and I are pregnant again and we aren't worried at all about leaving her with them when I have to go back to work. Seriously, the best school, best staff, best everything all around! I would gave 10 stars but there's only 5 to give!

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This is a wonderful school, I feel so lucky to have found it. The lunch menu is awesome, the teachers are amazing, the curriculum MORE THAN prepares your child for kindergarten, and it's so wonderful that it makes it hard for the mom (me) to get used to elementary school.

5
★★★★★

This is a wonderful school, I feel so lucky to have found it. The lunch menu is awesome, the teachers are amazing, the curriculum MORE THAN prepares your child for kindergarten, and it's so wonderful that it makes it hard for the mom (me) to get used to elementary school.

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Both my kids have been at TOG and I think we were lucky to have found this place. We passed TOG the first time around as we thought that the bigger and fancier the place the better but we didnt last more than 2 months in such a place, we came back to TOG as fast as we could and have been there for the last 3 years.
The love and attention that the teachers impart to our kids cannot be described in words. Everyone one knows everyone here and my kids love their teachers and are engaged full time. The one thing that stands out in this place is that some teachers have been there for 12+ years which says a lot about this place, It is evident that Ms.Carol does not see this as a business but as her passion. Her love of the place spreads throughtout the entire staff . Oh! the food is cooked with fresh ingrediants everday by Ms.Linda and the menu is so creative. The smell of her kicthen and her smiling face is a familiar sight each morning.
My kids learn a lot, made best of friends, love their school and teachers and sometimes dont want to go home. What more does a parent need?

Sabari

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★★★★★

Both my kids have been at TOG and I think we were lucky to have found this place. We passed TOG the first time around as we thought that the bigger and fancier the place the better but we didnt last more than 2 months in such a place, we came back to TOG as fast as we could and have been there for the last 3 years.
The love and attention that the teachers impart to our kids cannot be described in words. Everyone one knows everyone here and my kids love their teachers and are engaged full time. The one thing that stands out in this place is that some teachers have been there for 12+ years which says a lot about this place, It is evident that Ms.Carol does not see this as a business but as her passion. Her love of the place spreads throughtout the entire staff . Oh! the food is cooked with fresh ingrediants everday by Ms.Linda and the menu is so creative. The smell of her kicthen and her smiling face is a familiar sight each morning.
My kids learn a lot, made best of friends, love their school and teachers and sometimes dont want to go home. What more does a parent need?

Sabari

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The Octopus Garden has been a true gift to our family. From the healthy, delicious food, to the kind, caring, loving staff, we have loved EVERY minute we've spent there! My children will be "graduating" this year, and we will miss the Octopus Garden more than we can say!!

5
★★★★★

The Octopus Garden has been a true gift to our family. From the healthy, delicious food, to the kind, caring, loving staff, we have loved EVERY minute we've spent there! My children will be "graduating" this year, and we will miss the Octopus Garden more than we can say!!

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Our son has been at TOG since he was 10 weeks old (now 2 1/2) and we are currently pregnant with our second and cannot wait for her to go to this school and enjoy all the wonderful opportunities our son has had there. This is a fantastic, one of a kind school with so much love and dedication to each of the children in it's care. There are so many things we see that set them apart from their competitors. I love the meals made from "scratch" daily....always a wonderful thing to smell walking in the door each morning. I also think it is fantastic that they teach family values at the table. Since our son has been at this school, he continues to excell beyond a lot of children his age. He comes home daily singing new songs, knows his entire alphabet, can count to 15 and brings home beautiful artwork he gets to create in class. Each week we get an agenda sent home with him outlining the subject they will study and it lists all the fun activities surrounding learning that subject. The Owner and Director, Carol, is very smart and organized. I am always so impressed with her attention and dedication to every detail and how she remebers each childs name. You can tell this school is her joy. I also appreciate the teachers commitment to each child in their classroom and all the love and attention they give. I feel so confident in their care that I even hire them outside the school hours to babysit for us at home. Thank you TOG for being the place we feel most comfortable to have our children when they are not in our own care. This school is a "true delight" and I hope more families find this special place for their children as well.

5
★★★★★

Our son has been at TOG since he was 10 weeks old (now 2 1/2) and we are currently pregnant with our second and cannot wait for her to go to this school and enjoy all the wonderful opportunities our son has had there. This is a fantastic, one of a kind school with so much love and dedication to each of the children in it's care. There are so many things we see that set them apart from their competitors. I love the meals made from "scratch" daily....always a wonderful thing to smell walking in the door each morning. I also think it is fantastic that they teach family values at the table. Since our son has been at this school, he continues to excell beyond a lot of children his age. He comes home daily singing new songs, knows his entire alphabet, can count to 15 and brings home beautiful artwork he gets to create in class. Each week we get an agenda sent home with him outlining the subject they will study and it lists all the fun activities surrounding learning that subject. The Owner and Director, Carol, is very smart and organized. I am always so impressed with her attention and dedication to every detail and how she remebers each childs name. You can tell this school is her joy. I also appreciate the teachers commitment to each child in their classroom and all the love and attention they give. I feel so confident in their care that I even hire them outside the school hours to babysit for us at home. Thank you TOG for being the place we feel most comfortable to have our children when they are not in our own care. This school is a "true delight" and I hope more families find this special place for their children as well.

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I WISH THERE DID!!
I had to pull my kids out, of the Octopus Garden, because I get off of work at the time they close. I have tried one daycare and a homecare since we left in June; It has been HORRIBLE. The food,the curriculm, the teachers are not up to snuff. I have been duped X2. I am currently working on getting my schedule changed. Then I will try to get my daughter back into this one of a kind preschool..

5
★★★★★

I WISH THERE DID!!
I had to pull my kids out, of the Octopus Garden, because I get off of work at the time they close. I have tried one daycare and a homecare since we left in June; It has been HORRIBLE. The food,the curriculm, the teachers are not up to snuff. I have been duped X2. I am currently working on getting my schedule changed. Then I will try to get my daughter back into this one of a kind preschool..

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We were with Octopus Garden for 5 years. Since my daughter was 3 months she received the best care and education you could wish for your child. My daughter was safe, clean, cared for as if she was being cared for by a grandmother or a loving parent. Children are constantly learning while they have fun. Simply the best, definitely a World Class. I wish they opened an elementary school. The world would benefit if all schools were run on Carol Luscombe loving, caring, challenging and creative education system.

5
★★★★★

We were with Octopus Garden for 5 years. Since my daughter was 3 months she received the best care and education you could wish for your child. My daughter was safe, clean, cared for as if she was being cared for by a grandmother or a loving parent. Children are constantly learning while they have fun. Simply the best, definitely a World Class. I wish they opened an elementary school. The world would benefit if all schools were run on Carol Luscombe loving, caring, challenging and creative education system.

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My husband and I have three children and all have had the amazing privledge of coming to this special place. You walk in the door and the love is evident. The thing I notice most is the attention to detail. You might think I mean clean, professional, well run, nice lesson plans, and well of course that is all there, but the detail I would praise most highly is how they notice the details in and for the children. These guys go the extra mile for our kids. Our children are growing plants, doing art, reading and being read too. They are also learning interact kindly and respectfully with others.
The heart of this place is what every parent hopes for!!

PROS: Loving teachers, meaningful/creative activites, owners put their ow
CONS: Should have other branches !!

5
★★★★★

My husband and I have three children and all have had the amazing privledge of coming to this special place. You walk in the door and the love is evident. The thing I notice most is the attention to detail. You might think I mean clean, professional, well run, nice lesson plans, and well of course that is all there, but the detail I would praise most highly is how they notice the details in and for the children. These guys go the extra mile for our kids. Our children are growing plants, doing art, reading and being read too. They are also learning interact kindly and respectfully with others.
The heart of this place is what every parent hopes for!!

PROS: Loving teachers, meaningful/creative activites, owners put their ow
CONS: Should have other branches !!

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The Best! Wonderful staff led by a director that sets the tone for a nurturing learning environment. I combed North Dallas for months in my search for childcare. Many have dazzling new buildings with flashy programs on paper, but the most compassion, peace, and love of learning are nestled in The Octopus Garden. My daughter is thriving and they help me be a better parent with supportive input. LOVE THEM!! I consider them family. Meet them & see!

PROS: Very low staff turnover, dedicated and compassionate team
CONS: when I win lottery, will construct new building for these angels!

5
★★★★★

The Best! Wonderful staff led by a director that sets the tone for a nurturing learning environment. I combed North Dallas for months in my search for childcare. Many have dazzling new buildings with flashy programs on paper, but the most compassion, peace, and love of learning are nestled in The Octopus Garden. My daughter is thriving and they help me be a better parent with supportive input. LOVE THEM!! I consider them family. Meet them & see!

PROS: Very low staff turnover, dedicated and compassionate team
CONS: when I win lottery, will construct new building for these angels!

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This is simply an o.k. place to take your kids for daycare and preschool. My children went here for a little while and I really wasn't happy or unhappy with it. Compared to many, it's a nice place, but compared to some others we have seen, it is just simply boring. They don't do much with the kids, but it is safe and the people are pretty nice. I don't have a big opinion about this business, but would tell you to go if it is close to you and you need a good drop off place.

PROS: It's good
CONS: It's not the best

3
★★★☆☆

This is simply an o.k. place to take your kids for daycare and preschool. My children went here for a little while and I really wasn't happy or unhappy with it. Compared to many, it's a nice place, but compared to some others we have seen, it is just simply boring. They don't do much with the kids, but it is safe and the people are pretty nice. I don't have a big opinion about this business, but would tell you to go if it is close to you and you need a good drop off place.

PROS: It's good
CONS: It's not the best

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My son loves his this Pre school! We put him in Octopus Garden after a bad experience with another school, The Richardson Learning Center. Everyday at Rich Learning Center he would cry, and I felt horrible because the teachers just didn't

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My son loves his this Pre school! We put him in Octopus Garden after a bad experience with another school, The Richardson Learning Center. Everyday at Rich Learning Center he would cry, and I felt horrible because the teachers just didn't

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my child has been attending this school for almost 2 years and I can't be happier!!!! They have a happy, healthy, learning and loving environment. They have to have the best menu for a school!!! They have a great cook that makes the healthiest meals for them.
The owner actually enjoys children!!! She doen't see them as a dollar sign. She and all of the teachers/care givers activly participate in all activities including dress up and fun days!! It is just the greatest place next to being at home.
I really can't say enough good things about this school!

5
★★★★★

my child has been attending this school for almost 2 years and I can't be happier!!!! They have a happy, healthy, learning and loving environment. They have to have the best menu for a school!!! They have a great cook that makes the healthiest meals for them.
The owner actually enjoys children!!! She doen't see them as a dollar sign. She and all of the teachers/care givers activly participate in all activities including dress up and fun days!! It is just the greatest place next to being at home.
I really can't say enough good things about this school!

Pros: loving and educational

Cons: once my child starts kindergarten, I will have to find her another school because it is for infants-preschool

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Our two girls have been attending the Octopus Garden Preschool for the past three years, and absolutely love it! All the staff members are warm and wonderful, making it a very diserable environment for children. We would highly recommend TOG to any of our friends.

5
★★★★★

Our two girls have been attending the Octopus Garden Preschool for the past three years, and absolutely love it! All the staff members are warm and wonderful, making it a very diserable environment for children. We would highly recommend TOG to any of our friends.

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